Pro Staff

Captain Mark Galasso holding a fish on a sunny day.

Captain Mark Galasso

out of Grasonville offers custom trips for fishing or cruising. He operates a 23 Everglades and a newly renovated 35 Markley for your comfort and safety. He fishes Chesapeake Bay from The CBBT to The Susquehanna with a home base in Kent Narrows. Bait, Jigging, Fly and Trolling are all available.

Captain Richie Gains holding a large catch.

Captain Richie Gaines

is the owner and operator of Anglers’ Connection Guide Service and has been guiding professionally in the Chesapeake Bay region for over twenty years. His experience, easygoing style, and humor have earned him a reputation as one of the top light tackle and fly fishing guides on the Chesapeake. A good guide should be part fish, teacher, and coach with a bit of stand-up comic thrown in and Richie has all of these attributes. Catching fish is certainly the primary goal, but learning and improving techniques and tactics while having fun is an added bonus when you fish with Richie. Remember, knowledge has no value unless it is shared.

Captain Dahlberg holding his catch.

Captain Pete Dahlberg “Walleye” Pete

is known for going where the fish are. If what you are looking for is a truly unique fishing experience Pete is the guy.  The entire bay is his backyard.” What I bring is a wealth of enthusiasm, ambition, and a sincere concern to provide the best fishing experience possible every single trip, and true love for the sport of fishing”.

Captain Kevin Josenhans of Crisfield fishing

Captain Kevin Josenhans

A native of the upper bay, Kevin moved to the Crisfield, Maryland area in 1988, where he became intimately familiar with Tangier Sound’s flats, creeks and coves. Kevin has developed a reputation among fellow guides and bay anglers as one of the foremost experts on fishing the Chesapeake Bay. His friendly, easygoing style and keen knowledge of fish habits has made him one of the most popular guides on the bay. One of the original, modern day “fly guides” of the Chesapeake, Kevin has the experience and patience to enable even a first time fly caster to succeed.

The Southpaw on a slightly foggy day.

Captain Jeff Eichler

runs a beautiful, recently refurbished 36 foot Robbins (The Southpaw) out of Kentmorr Marina on Kent Island. The primary fishing Captain Jeff does on the Southpaw is for Striped Bass. The method varies depending on the time of year – trolling, live lining or chumming based on how the fish are being caught at the time of the charter.

Mike wearing his fishing hat on a sunny day and is also holding a fish.

Mike Crocker

the Pro bass angler. Mike is an avid bass fisherman who also enjoys light tackle fishing on the bay. Mike uses a wide variety of tactics while bass angling and has specific rods for each situation. In Mikes words ” I don’t not use any other rod since having rods done at shore tackle. When I ask for a specific rod i get exactly what I ask for and more. The sensitivity and ease in casting is what sets the rods apart from others.”

C.D. sitting in a kayak and holding a fish.

Capt. C. D. Dollar

Chesapeake native owns and operates CD Outdoors, which specializes in light tackle, fly and kayak fishing. He also provides kayak instruction and nature tours. C.D. has more than 15 years experience as an outdoor professional and is certified by the American Canoe Association, in First-Aid, holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master’s License and is active in numerous conservation organizations. His passion for fishing is only matched by his passion to share his knowledge of the natural world with anglers of all skill levels. Contact him by email or call 410.991.8468.

Chuck Cook holding a fish.

Capt Chuck Cook

First Light Charters offers fly fishing, light tackle, wreck fishing, eco/sightseeing tours and specialize in night fishing trips. The 20′ Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman comfortably accommodates up to 3 anglers for fishing and up to 4 passengers for eco and sightseeing tours. Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn the ropes or a seasoned veteran looking to experience some of the finest opportunities available, we will design a charter trip which is right for you.Captain Chuck Cook has over 25 years fishing experience navigating waters in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida.